Ontario Resident Sentenced to Jail for Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes
Convicted: Jacques Duval
Location of Offences: L'Orignal
Description of Offences: Possession of unmarked cigarettes and possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offences: January 9, 2018
Date of Convictions: March 19, 2019, at the L'Orignal Ontario Court of Justice
Penalty Imposed: 30 days in jail
Background: On January 9, 2018, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police executed a search warrant and discovered 250,000 unmarked cigarettes. The tobacco products were seized and forfeited.